Prehistoric Museum, USU Eastern Presents “Weaving a World, A Way of Life in the Four Corners”


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The Prehistoric Museum presents “Weaving a World: A way of life in the Four Corners” exhibition. The exhibition opens to the public Saturday, June 15 and runs through Saturday, Nov. 10.

“Weaving a World” presents a diversity of Native American rugs and basketry from some of the leading weavers of the Four Corners region. The exhibition was curated from the Tanner Family collection spanning a 70-year period. The rug designs in this collection represent nearly all the major styles of Navajo rugs, some dating as early as the 1940s. The basket collection captures a range of styles from contemporary basket weavers from a number Native American groups.

Highlighted in the exhibition are several baskets by nationally-acclaimed weaver Mary Holiday Black along with her two daughters, Sally Black and Lorraine Black, daughter-in-law Maybelle Black (Crank) and granddaughter Kayla Black. Fannie King basketry is also a significant part of this collection. A total of 40 contemporary Native American weavers are featured.

The Prehistoric Museum exhibits fossils and artifacts from Utah. This exhibition is located on the second floor of the museum in the Special Exhibitions Gallery. The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission rates apply.

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